WSBK » Silverstone confirms WSBK exit


Silverstone confirms that it will not host a round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship.

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cruachan

November 20, 2013 3:27 PM

Can't say I'm all that sorry, Silverstone isnt really great for bike racing IMO despite the changes. Much rather seea second round at Brands Hatch although I know that will never happen as long as MSVR are in charge.

RSMick

November 20, 2013 8:13 PM

To do a round you need to make profit, the WSB was hemorrhaging cash from Silverstone. It showed too well the reality of the popularity of the series, the same with Donington, nobody goes it just doesnt look as bad as now half the places where you used to stand are dug up.

Makes me laugh for years people called Donington a dump, now it truly is yet some people like it, the difference between Donny and Silverstone is a Sunday morning football ground (or market) and Wembley stadium.

MikeyM

November 22, 2013 3:42 PM

They are improving Donington and the track is great for bike racing.

I think many people forget they had the MXDN There in 08 and dug up most of the middle area to make a track now there rebuilding the view points now they have a steady flow of money coming in since the **** up with F1

I'll be going back again for WSBK's and as far as I could see from race day the crowds were big than expected especially around the Craners and Foggy esses.

bigbikefan

November 22, 2013 7:49 PM

Love Donington, much better circuit for viewing. When you have paid money for 3 days, you expect to be able to actually see the bikes and rider fairly close, without having to use binoculars!! I, for one, will defo be at Donnington again..Come on Marco 33 :)

RSMick

November 23, 2013 8:28 AM
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Mikey
You could fill Craner and Foggy Esses with a Mansfield Town crowd, they are not reaching double figures. The first year back IMS claimed 50k, there was about half of what was there in 2000 GP when there was 19k. The most I have seen at Donington is the 87 to 90 GP's and they struggled to cope with getting out taking 5 hours.
Silverstone crowds was basically spot the fan, especially 2012. If you like Glastonbury 1990 type facilities where you can only see a quarter of the track at most, with stop start racing then Donington is for you.

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